6 things you might have forgotten about the Premier League since the international break
It’s only three games old, but much has already happened in the Premier League.
With the international break over, it’s possible that you might just have forgotten where the Premier League left off.
If that’s the case, then familiarise yourself with the three-game old league with these six reminders.
Arsenal in trouble
A 4-3 home win, defeat at Stoke and then a thrashing at Liverpool – in just three games Arsenal’s season is in danger of being over already.
A home game against Bournemouth might be exactly what the Gunners need to settle things down a little, but clearly there are problems at the Emirates Stadium.
The club also failed to bring anyone in on transfer deadline day, with Alexis Sanchez eventually staying despite reports of a bid from Manchester City – does he hold the key to Arsenal’s season?
Results of 4-0, 4-0 and 2-0 mean Manchester United have scored 10, conceded zero and earned nine points from nine so far this season.
It’s early doors, but Jose Mourinho’s side already look twice the team of last year, with Romelu Lukaku a crucial presence up front, and Nemanja Matic transforming the midfield.
Furthermore, the Old Trafford side have four more games until they face another of last year’s top six – could it be seven wins from seven by the time they travel to Anfield?
The year is 1924, and Huddersfield Town are flying high in the First Division under the stewardship of Herbert Chapman.
The Terriers won the second of three league titles that season, and while they are unlikely to add a fourth this year, they are undefeated so far in the Premier League having won promotion from the Championship last season.
Also, head coach David Wagner was awarded manager of the month for August – they couldn’t do a Leicester, could they?
Tottenham’s Wembley woes
Tottenham: Have already dropped more points at Wembley this season (5) than they did at White Hart Lane last season (4) -- Wembley hoodoo? pic.twitter.com/SefW8IVn4k— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) August 28, 2017
Tottenham’s home record at White Hart Lane last season was 17 wins from 19 – the club have already dropped more points at home this year than they did in the entirety of the 2016/17 season.
Temporarily playing home games at Wembley Stadium while their new ground is being built, Spurs are struggling – a 1-1 draw against Burnley only seemed to confirm that.
Tottenham have won two of 12 games at the new Wembley since it opened in 2007 – they can’t possibly mount a title challenge with form like that.
Liverpool’s goal guys
For a time, Barcelona’s front three of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were the best front three in football, but do Liverpool now possess the world’s best attacking trio?
Between them, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have seven Premier League goals and four assists according to the Fantasy Premier League.
Can anyone keep a clean sheet against Jurgen Klopp’s forwards? Manchester City will be the next team to try.
Goal of the season?
And just in case you’d forgotten, Charlie Daniels has already scored the goal of the season – here it is in all its glory.